Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
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Money & Banking

BankRate.com

Provides timely rates for mortgages, home equity loans, savings, credit cards, and checking accounts and tracks ATM fees and online banking fees.  The database is updated daily and includes over 4,000 institutions.  Other features include a loan calculator, news about the banking and real estate industries, and an extensive and useful how-to section.

Banks of the World

Connects to web pages of banks, which are listed by country.  Also included are connections to cyberbanks, United States credit unions (listed by state), offshore banks, investment banks, and the World Bank.

Currency Converter

Multi-lingual converter with up-to-date exchange rates provided from leading market data contributors, filtered for validity.  Exchange rates available for 164 currencies.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Presents information useful to the consumer about banking and about deposit insurance.  Topics include electronic banking, stored value cards, electronic payment of government checks, fraud, deposit insurance, health of banks and savings institutions, fair lending, mortgage loans, nondeposit investment products, and more.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Serving as one of the twelve Federal Reserve banks of the nation, the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides economic, banking, financial service and consumer information on regional, national and international issues.   They provide links to national and New England Economic Indicators and numerous other links to economic and banking related topics, including links to the websites of other Federal Reserve Banks.

Fedpoints

A series of fact sheets explaining the functions of the federal reserve system, banking and money in general.  Topics covered include:  currency, primary dealers, securities, float, bankers' acceptances, bank reserves, foreign exchange, interbank payments, commercial paper, discount rate, discount window, balance of payments, zero coupons, and more.

Money:  Past, Present and Future

Provides information on the history of money and monetary policy.  Includes various forms of money,  the politics of money, financial scandals and more.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

This agency of the U.S. government performs four basic functions: formulates and recommends economic, financial, tax, and fiscal policies; serves as financial agent for the U.S. Government; enforces the law; and manufactures coins (U.S. Mint) and currency (Bureau of Engraving and Printing), both sites of which are accessible under Bureaus at this main site.